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RRB NTPC Best Post and Salaries

The Railway Recruitment Board conducts Non-Technical Popular Categories Exam to recruit Goods guard, Commercial  Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic assistance, Assistance Station Master etc. through all over India. If an aspirant has prepared well, then it is not tough to crack the RRB NTPC exam. There are different roles and responsibilities for RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories. There are various types of posts in the Railway Department for undergraduate and graduate students. As the post are different, so is the salary structure, promotion policies and allowances.

Salary of the RRB NTPC employees

The pay level is as per the 7th Pay Matrix Table for Employees of the Government. There are two dimensions to the table. Under the horizontal column, every level corresponds to a functional role in the hierarchy, where the numbers are assigned from 1 to 18. The vertical column of every level show pay progression at that level. The different pay scale and vacancies for both undergraduate and graduate posts of RRB NTPC are given below:

RRB NTPC Undergraduate Posts Pay Scale and Vacancies
SL. No. Name of the Post The pay level of the Employees Initial Pay in Rupees Perks Total Vacancies
1. Junior Clerk cum Typist 2 19900 DA + TA + HA 4300
2. Junior Time Keeper 2 19900 DA + TA + HA 11
3. Accounts Clerk cum Typist 2 19900 DA + TA + HA 760
4. Trains Clerk 2 19900 DA + TA + HA 592
5. Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 3 21700 DA + TA + HA 4940
Total Undergraduate Vacancies 10603

 

RRB NTPC Graduate Posts Pay Scale and Vacancies
SL. No. Name of the Post The pay level of the Employees Initial Pay in Rupees Perks Total Vacancies
1. Traffic Assistant 4 25500 DA + TA + HA 88
2. Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5 29200 DA + TA + HA 5638
3. Goods Guard 5 29200 DA + TA + HA + Running Allowance 5748
4. Senior Clerk cum Typist 5 29200 DA + TA + HA 2854
5. Senior Time Keeper 5 29200 DA + TA + HA 6
6. Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 5 29200 DA + TA + HA 3147
7. Commercial Apprentice 6 35400 DA + TA + HA 259
8. Station Master 6 35400 DA + TA + HA 6865
Total Undergraduate Vacancies 24605

Total vacancies are 10603 + 24605 + 66 (for visually impaired) = 35274

There are different allowances for RRB NTPC Undergraduate and Graduate post. Apart from the basic pay, there are several other benefits and allowances. These allowances vary as per the various official rules of the different Government departments where the candidates are posted. Some of these allowances are:

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Transport Allowance (TA)
  • Medical Benefits
  • Pension Scheme
  • Other Special Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)

The House Rent Allowance of all Government employees is maintained as per specific criteria. All the job positions offered through RRB NTPC follows the same criteria.

  • The category of cities “X” where the population is greater than equal to fifty lakhs, the HRA is 24%.
  • The category of cities “Y” where the population is five to fifty lakhs, the HRA is 16%.
  • The category of cities “Z” where the population is less than five lakhs, the HRA is 8%.

Job profile of the RRB NTPC posts

The job role of RRB NTPC employees differs for Undergraduate and Graduate posts as per the hierarchy level of different railway departments. Below are the significant roles and responsibilities performed for graduates and undergraduates posts in different railway departments.

RRB NTPC Undergraduate post job profile
Sl. No. Name of the post Job profile
1. Junior Clerk cum Typist
  • Assisting the senior clerks’
  • Help with data entry work
2. Junior Time Keeper
  • Assisting Senior Time Keeper in maintaining records of Arrival and Departure of trains
  • Working in different shifts
3. Accounts Clerk cum Typist Works under the Accounts and Finance Department like:

  • Keeping track of the monetary transaction
  • Doing Data entry and other associated works
  • Assisting in administrative Activities
4. Trains Clerk
  • Maintaining general records related to trains and other conditions
  • Keeping a record of the number of coaches in the train
5. Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
  • Issuing tickets through Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) & Computer Reservation System
  • Maintaining and keeping records of the luggage

 

RRB NTPC Graduate post job profile
Sl. No. Name of the post Job profile
1. Traffic Assistant
  • Working for traffic and signals
  • Working in different shifts
2. Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
  • Working in ticket booking offices
  • Booking of luggage and books
  • Responsible for commercial checking and issuing of tickets
3. Goods Guard
  • Monitoring the function of the train
  • Identify and address the minor issues while the train is moving
  • Conducting checks for identifying the loose ends in the train
  • Ensuring the continuity of brake
  • Working with the station master and communicating the arrival and departure of the trains
  • No fixed timings of works as it requires flexibility.
4. Senior Clerk cum Typist
  • Responsible for clerical works in different departments
  • Supervising the junior clerks
5. Senior Time Keeper
  • Working in sync with the entire railway network
  • Keeping records of the time for the movements of the train
  • Working in different shifts
6. Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
  • Making accounts related reports
  • Responsible for maintaining accounting records
  • Keeping track of transactions, expenditures, claims, settlements etc.
  • Managing and compiling the budgets as per the rule
  • Providing support to the related administrative task in the accounts department
  • Checking the financial irregularities
7. Commercial Apprentice
  • Supervising in various commercial branches
  • Working under the post of Commercial Supervisor/ Commercial Inspector/ Goods Supervisor/ Parcel Supervisor
8. Station Master
  • Supervising the activities of the assigned railway station
  • In-charge of the assigned railway station
  • Handling passenger issues and easing their problems
  • Ensuring smooth and timely arrival of trains

RRB NTPC offers different openings for the various railway departments. The Undergraduate and Graduate post has multiple job profiles and accordingly different pay scale.  There are also different growth opportunities in different positions. Candidates must prepare thoroughly to crack the RRB NTPC exam.

About Prateek Kulhari

Prateek is a business editor who writes about various topics such as technology, health and finance. At Pressly, he works along with the colourful folks that build a nation through tech startups. He is also a professional football player and video games enthusiast.

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